Topic: “Modern Masonry: Fractals, Macrocosm & Microcosm”
Armchair historians have a wealth of topics within Masonry to
keep them active: Esoterica, Biographies, Lodge Histories, Symbolism.
Rarely do we see Anthropology added to the mix. In a two-year period,
traveling among 78 Lodges across Maryland and speaking to the Brothers
present in Lodge, Charles Matulewicz discovered a common touch point.
By looking at Lodge sign-in books, Matulewicz observed a series of
patterns that paints a story of motivation, distance, and
demographics. “Fractals, Macrocosm & Microcosm… an
anthropological view of Maryland Masonry in the 21st Century” will
provide direct observations of Masons active in the Lodge today. The
program contains no secrets inappropriate for the general public.
Presenter: Charles Matulewicz
Charles Matulewicz is a Past Master of Palestine Lodge No.189 and the Maryland Masonic Lodge of Research No.239. A frequent contributor of Maryland’s Scottish Rite and Grand Lodge publications. Bro. Matulewicz traveled throughout the state of Maryland during his role as the Chairman of Maryland’s education committee. He speaks often on Masonic topics and assists the Brothers with their Masonic research. He is a member of, and holds leadership positions in, several appendant bodies. He eschews titles and lapel pins. Academically he attended Temple University’s Tyler school of Art where he studied Art History. Continuing his education he received a Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M and a post-graduate certificate in Marketing from Harvard University. He is spending his free time working to finish a Master’s in Non-Profit Management from LSU.